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Area 7 San Juan Islands (Obstruction Pass - Orcas Island) Fishing Report
Available Fishing Guide
Name: River Otter Guide Service Contact: (425) 422-9616
My passion for catching steelhead and salmon has turned into a occupation as a river fishing guide here in the Northwest. I’ve been guiding for over 25 years now and have many secrets up my sleeves for those days when the fish just don’t want to cooperate. I’m also a professional career firefighter /officer and USCG Captain. Experiencing a quality guided trip down the river from my 21' jetboat is the way to go. I will provide you with all the bait and tackle you need and take your picture with that prize fish of a lifetime.
Name: John Kruse Date: May 31, 2004 Rating:
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Ice Depth: Members Only Area: Obstruction Pass - Orcas Island
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Spent a few relaxing days on a family vacation at the scenic and laid back Lieberhaven Resort on the SE end of Orcas Island at Obstruction Pass. I spent a couple of hours each day fishing from the marina or from a kayak.

Overall, fishing was pretty slow this year. My son and I managed to catch four rockfish, one flounder, and one piling perch. All were released except for the flounder. We also hooked a cabezon of about three pounds that we lost as we were landing it.

The kayaking was wonderful. Very peaceful, very different from normal fishing, and definitely a treat to have a seal come and check you out from a distance of five yards or less.

A local article in the newspaper said that sportfishing has been declining steadily for salmon and bottomfish over the last 20 years, though a couple of locals I spoke with said the bottom fishing is still very good if you know where to go.

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